Istanbul’s mansions are on top of the list of luxury properties in Istanbul. Most of them are located alongside Bosporus and they are as impressive with their magnificence as well as their prices. The price range can vary between 13 million to 200 million dollars. The total price for 35 of these mansions is more than 1.5 billion dollars.
Here are the top 10 most expensive mansions in Istanbul:
The most expensive mansion in Istanbul is located in Yenikoy, Sarıyer and is called Erbilgin Mansion. It was built with similar to Neo-baroque style and is one of the biggest mansions on the Bosporus. The mansion has the longest dock after the Kibrisli Mansion and has 3,633 m2 of usage space. It was owned by one of the most important figures of Turkish History, Enver Pasha. Then Sultan Abdulhamid the 2nd bought the mansion for his son Prince Burhaneddin. After decades of handovers, Erbilgin Family has sold the Mansion to a Qatari business man, Abdulhadi Mana Al-Hajri in March 2015.
Price: 100 million Euros.
Hasip Pasha Mansion’s unique feature is the marble pool. The pool has a major artistic value mainly because of its asymmetrical design, which makes it one of the most important structures in Turkish architecture history. The mansion is located on the Asian side on the coast of Beylerbeyi. The Mansion’s first owner was the vizier of Sultan Mahmud the 2nd, Mehmet Hasip Pasha, and then it was passed to next generations within the family. Unfortunately the second most expensive mansion in Istanbul has caught fire in 1973 and most of the mansion burned out. In 1991 Sabanci Family has bought the mansion and restored it completely in 2005.
Price: 160 million dollars.
The Mansion has been built by Muhsinzade Mehmed Pasha in the early 18th century at the coast of Besiktas, Kurucesme. In 1796, Sultan Selim the 3rd has also visited and stayed in the mansion many times. The mansion remained as the property of Mehmed Pasha’s family until 1920. After that it was abandoned and used for coal and sand warehousing. The current owners have restored the mansion and turned the mansion into a luxury hotel.
Price: 155 million dollars.
One of the great mansions on Bosporus, Fetih Ahmet Pasha Mansion has a unique and traditional Ottoman architectural style and built on a shore between Uskudar and Kuzguncuk. The Mansion is called after one of the first owners, Fetih Ahmet Pasha. Some part of the mansion has nationalized for road building in the republic era. The mansion has been restored between 1943 and 1946 then handed over to Sevket Mocan. The Current owner of the mansion is theoretical physicist and the former chairman of Turkish Atomic Energy Institute, Cengiz Yalcın.
Price: 150 million dollar.
Zeki Pasha Mansion was built in the late 19th century by an Italian architecture, Alexandre Vallaury for one of the military commanders of Sultan Abdulhamit the 2nd and the indicator of Tophane, Zeki Pasha. The mansion is located in Rumelihisari, right beneath the second bridge of the Bosporus. Despite its neglected look, the interior design is very elegant and preserved very well after all these years. The current owners of the mansion are the Bastimar Family.
Price: 125 million dollar.
With a length of 64 meters, Kibrisli mansion has the longest dock among all the other mansions on the Bosporus and built in the early 18th century. The first owner of the mansion was the grand vizier of Sultan Abdulhamit the 1st, Izzet Mehmet Pasa. The mansion is one of the most iconic structures in Uskudar and also known as the Black Vizier Mansion. It is also known as one of the meeting points of famous writers like Pierre Loti and Yahya Kemal. Currently Kibrisli Mansion belongs to 3 different families.
Price: 120 million dollars.
Another mansion in Yenikoy also known as the Cursed Mansion got its agnomen due to misfortunes and tragedies of the resident families who lived there throughout history. Tahsin Bey Mansion currently belongs to one of the board members of Sabancı Holding, Haluk Dincer.
Price: 115 million dollars
This mansion is named after its first owner, Ottoman counsel of ecclesiastic law Leon Ostrorog. It was built with neo-classical design in the early 19th century on the coast of Kandilli. Ostrorog Mansion remained as the property of Ostrorog family until the year 2000, when it then was bought by Turkish billionaire Rahmi Koc.
Price: 105 million dollars
Named after its owner, Zarif Mustafa Pasha Mansion is the second oldest mansion on the Bosporus and was built in the beginning of the 18th century. It was purchased by Mustafa Pasha and it is still the property of Zeki Pasha’s family. It is located on the coast of Beykoz and used to be one of the biggest structures on the Bosporus. In 1990, a container ship crashed into the mansion, which wrecked a big part of the mansion. The mansion was restored immediately after the incident but lost its original size.
Price: 85 million dollars.
This mansion was built by one of the most important military officers of Sultan Abdulhamid in 1895 on the coast of Beykoz here in Istanbul. It distinguishes from other classical mansions on the Bosporus because of its balconied structure. The mansion is also known as the Rahmi Koc Mansion after Rahmi Koc has bought it. The billionaire has handed over the mansion to his son Ali Koc, after he purchased and moved to Count Ostrorog’s Mansion.
Price: 80 million dollars